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Romanian Jews Win Holiday Exemption

April 17, 1992
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Jewish students in Romania will be exempt from attending school on Jewish holidays, the World Jewish Congress has announced.

Education Minister Mihail Golu agreed to the request made by Chief Rabbi Moses Rosen at a recent meeting. Rosen heads the Federation of Jewish Communities, the WJC’s affiliate in the country.

The exemption would apply to Jewish students in all schools through the university level.

Golu also promised to develop educational material that would, for the first time, introduce the teaching of the Holocaust in Romanian schools.

The subject of the Holocaust was forbidden for 50 years by the fascist and Communist regimes.

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